Just after we got married, we moved into our new Tudor style townhouse. It had a finished basement at ground level that walked out to our little yard and was full of natural light. We spent a lot of time in it, especially watching TV. The stupid circuit breaker panel was located in the middle of the main wall! Brilliant, Mr. Builder. At first I covered it with a piece of artwork and later this:
The TV sat on a shelf that pulled out and swiveled, so we could still reach the panel when necessary. We just sold this pine piece. The person who bought said it looked exactly like the one in the family room from the movie "Date Night". Putting it on my list to rent!
Here is what you need to make a cover for your own panel:
Plus, a long/piano hinge which I already had in the basement storage room! Perhaps, if I completed this 2 years ago, wasn't trying to do the storage room too, I may have taken the time to spell out "circuit breaker panel" or even added some creative embellishment. But, after weeks of work, I was dabbing letters at lightening speed...just wanted to finish!
I thought it was best to spread out parts of the garage makeover. Otherwise tomorrow's post showing the "afters" would be far too long. I want it to be inspiring, not feel like work just reading it!